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Healthy Communities Resources/Tools

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Additional Resources and Tools

This page contains additional resources and tools relative to local healthy communities work.


Communication Tools

The ACHIEVE Media Guide supports efforts to create PSE changes in community settings by harnessing the power of the media to inform the public about what changes are needed and why.

Social Media Trainings

These social media trainings are designed for groups working on healthy community efforts. The trainings are tailored for busy people who want to quickly know how social media can enhance the healthy community work groups are doing. Most of these videos have corresponding downloadable tip sheets that go along with the content. Most of the videos include basic information about each social media tool.

Why Does Social Media Matter?” (6 minutes, 56 seconds), tip sheet available   

Self Publishing with Blogs” (9 minutes, 47 seconds)   

Microblogging to Reach Your Community” (10 minutes, 45 seconds), tip sheet available

Using Photos and Videos to Promote Your Community” (9 minutes, 36 seconds), tip sheet available

Creating A Social Media Plan” (5 minutes, 32 seconds), tip sheet available

The CDC Guide to Writing for Social Media and the Social Media Toolkit are designed to help users strategically and effectively reach target audiences, and provide critical information of lessons learned, best practices, and clearance and security requirements.


Sustainability Webcasts

A six-part sustainability webcast series was designed to encourage NACDD’s healthy communities to have a continual dialog about how to continue the community change process.  

  1.  Sustainability Webcast 1: “Starting the Conversation"
  2.  Sustainability Webcast 2: “Understanding Commitment
  3.  Sustainability Webcast 3: “The Right People"
  4.  Sustainability Webcast 4: “Defining Your Strategy
  5.  Sustainability Webcast 5: “Telling Your Story
  6.  Sustainability Webcast 6: “Assessing Success


YouTube Videos

This collection of NACDD Healthy Community Videos represents some of NACDD’s healthy communities work throughout the country.

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